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Journal Your Midlife Journey

One of the most important things in life but all too often forgotten is to enjoy the journey of changes we make as we go through life and career. Track your journey by keeping a journal. Until I just wrote that word I never realized how closely it’s related to journey. Document your awakening, what you are learning about yourself, your ideas of where you might want to head. Journaling is a powerful way to unleash your creativity, release blocks, and get past your inner critic. Later, you’ll have a wonderful view of your life.

Journal Your Midlife  Journey

I strongly recommend that you get yourself a notebook or journal, a fabulous one that you’ll enjoy picking up, one that represents you. Also be sure you have a pen that flows easily. You don’t want to start writing and have your thoughts disrupted by something as silly as a scratchy pen.

There’s something powerful about the written word. Just the act of writing out your thoughts and feelings and dreams make them more real. Keeping a journal demonstrates to your inner self that you take it seriously.

There is no wrong way to journal. It is usually best to just start writing whatever comes to mind – to allow a stream of consciousness to flow – releasing all of your mind chatter. Start by recording the answers to the questions of your self discovery journey.

A journal tracks the progress of your journey and helps you give credit to yourself. Acknowledgement develops your faith in your own inner powers. As you progress farther along your journey of growth and self knowledge, it helps to see just how far you’ve come. Reflect and celebrate your accomplishments.

Action: Be sure to write out your feelings about answering tough questions or how you feel about the progress you are making. Even write about the reaction of those around you as you make your changes.

Diane, The Midlife Woman’s Career Coach

Diane Howell Topkis is author of A to Z: 26 Keys to Unlock Career Change Success: for Midlife Women (Career Clarity Book 1), the first in her Career Clarity series. Diane works with midlife women to gain the clarity and confidence to reinvent or re-energize their career into meaningful work for their next chapter. Please visit to receive your free workbook Find Your Passion.

Diane Howell Topkis

Diane Howell Topkis, The Midlife Woman’s Career Coach, helps women gain the clarity and confidence to reinvent or re-energize their career into meaningful work for their next chapter. Her clients have successfully discovered new possibilities and developed new levels of personal and professional success. The first book in her Career Clarity ebook series reached #1 in Amazon's Women&Business and Self Help-Midlife categories. Watch for her next book, out soon. Diane lived the life of a slowly boiled frog for 30+ years in sales and marketing before she found the clarity to move to coaching. Now her very rewarding career brings a deep sense of peace, freedom, joy, and fulfillment.

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Diane Howell Topkis

Monday 23rd of March 2015

I love that thought - cheaper than therapy. How true! And always available.

Becky Blades

Sunday 22nd of March 2015

I so agree. My journal has been the place of all my key self discoveries. It's cheaper than therapy, and easier to schedule!

Rena McDaniel

Saturday 21st of March 2015

I think it is so important to write down the changes in our lives.

Diane Howell Topkis

Monday 23rd of March 2015

Rena, and then it's so interesting to look back to see how far we've come.

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